States and organizations are implementing comprehensive nutrition education and obesity prevention programs around the country as one approach to address the rise in childhood obesity. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 stipulates that changes in policies, systems, and environments (PSEs) are to be layered with direct nutrition education and social marketing to enable, promote, and support healthy behaviors among low-income people and their communities. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed), the nutrition education and obesity prevention arm of the SNAP, aims to increase the likelihood that SNAP-Ed eligible households will make healthy diet and physical activity choices within a limited budget.
To establish a mechanism to evaluate program effectiveness and report results to funders, NCCOR, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the Association of SNAP Nutrition Education Administrators (ASNNA), and more than 28 states, contributed and developed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP‐Ed) Evaluation Framework: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention Indicators.
NCCOR is hosting a two-part Connect & Explore webinar series on the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework and Interpretive Guide.
Join us on Thursday, August 18, and September 8, at 3 p.m. ET. for a two-part Connect & Explore webinar series on the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework and Interpretive Guide.
August 18: “SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework: Measuring Success in Low-Income Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Programs” will explore how to use the framework to evaluate nutrition education and obesity prevention programs. Guest speakers include:
- Andrew Naja-Riese, MSPH, Chief, Program Integrity Branch, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Food and Nutrition Service, Western Regional Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Laurel Jacobs, DrPH, MPH, Lead Evaluator, Arizona SNAP-Ed, The University of Arizona, and Theresa Le Gros, MA, Evaluator, Arizona SNAP-Ed, The University of Arizona
Click here to access the recorded webinar.
September 8: “SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework: Strategies and Tools for Measuring the Priority Indicators” will highlight the seven SNAP-Ed priority indicators from the Evaluation Framework. Guest speakers include:
- Jean Butel, MPH, Junior Researcher, RNECE-PSE Milestone 5 Project Manager and CHL Intervention Coordinator, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
- Lauren Whetstone, PhD, Project Scientist, Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Unit, Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Heidi LeBlanc MS, CFCS, Food $ense Director, Utah State University
You must register to receive webinar access. The event is free, but attendance is limited, so tell a colleague and register today!
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